Monday, April 23, 2007

Rebirth of a Classic California Craftsman Bungalow

We've been doing a lot of restoration work on this beautiful craftsman bungalow. The clients originally had us build a custom set of wood bookcases with pillars, styled after the Arts and Crafts aesthetic, that separated the living and the dining room areas. The project then morphed into helping the clients bring this classic bungalow back to as close to its original condition as possible. Check out the progress below.

Picture of the bungalow back in the 1970s with brick columns and stucco

Brick columns were removed and replaced with custom-built pillars

Side view of the pillars with reconstructed bases and concrete caps

Another side view of the house

All windows had been re-roped with vintage weights

Installed cedar shingle siding on an addition in the back of the house to match the original siding of the house

Created matching tiered concrete steps for both back doors

Reconstructed the front door with Arts & Crafts-styled window panels

Created a period appropriate ribbon driveway

To see more exterior work we've done, click HERE to see Exterior work under the Project Photos section.

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